As previously reported, Coheed and Cambria’s forthcoming double album The Afterman begins a new story within the band’s concept story arc “The Amory Wars.” Specifically, the albums tell the fictional story of Sirius Amory, the astronomer who discovered Keywork, the beam of light that connects the planets and stars in the Heaven’s Fence universe, allowing for transportation and the generation of sustainable resources.
Upon entering the Keywork for the first time, as Coheed frontman Claudio Sanchez explained on the band’s Facebook, Sirius “realizes this energy force is wholly made up of human souls. This is their first contact with a human since they were living – The first soul to take over Sirius, to possess him, is Domino the Destitute. Sirius must now experience Domino’s life as he lived it. Keywork Entity Extraction I.” It this journey which is captured in the video for “Domino the Destitute”, the lead single off The Afterman: Ascension. Watch the Robert Schober-directed video below.
The first part of the double album, The Afterman: Ascension, is set to hit stores on October 9th. Its counterpart, The Afterman: Descension, will follow in February 2013. The band self-financed and co-produced The Afterman, alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band’s first three albums, in Woodstock, NY. The album also marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006.